I am SO IRRITATED when my kids do stuff like this. Following is a conversation that just occurred between Princes and I:
P- Remember when Billy stuck that thing up his nose??
Me- Who is Billy??
P- Remember?? That guy??
Me- Uh...no...try to stay calm. Just tell me a bit more and maybe I can remember.
At this point, she is getting highly frustrated. She and Jock are very bad for this. If you don't know what they mean INSTANTLY, they often get mad and stomp away and won't even tell you a bit more. I am teaching them not to do this.
P- When he was going to make cookies???
Me- Blank look
P- *sigh* And then he stuck that cookie flipping thing up his nose???
Me- Ummmmmm...tell me a bit more? Who is this again??
P- BILLY! He pulled out a huge booger when he stuck that up his nose, remember??
Me- Who is Billy!?!?!?!?
P- From "The Adventures of ________ and Billy"!!! YOU KNOW!??!!? ON TV!?!?!?! (I don't recall the precise title).
Me- Honey, Mummy doesn't watch that show.
P- (Very agitated by now) YOU KNOW!?!?!? Brain was telling you about it in the van that time!?!?!?
What is up with that??
Do any of you people's kids do that???
She was REALLY upset that I didn't know who Billy was and didn't remember Brain telling me about it one day, who knows HOW LONG ago!??!?!
She and Jock do this many many times daily. Brain and Clown are not so bad for it. They have more patience and don't get annoyed nearly as quickly. Although all of them do some of it to a small degree. They remember so much and can't understand that I have many countless things going on in this noggin and can't possibly recall in great detail who said what, when, where and what they looked like when they did/said it. *sigh*
Just now, as I type this, she is sitting here with Brain and Clown. They are waiting for Jock to finish his chores and Stud and I to play hide and seek with them all in the house here. And they are all talking at once. Asking each other "OH!! Remember this!?!?!?" and then stating what it is. Luckily, the others will shout "OH YEAH!! And then he said___________!!!" and they all laugh and are pleased.
Thank goodness they have each other and don't have to rely on this old Mum for such important things.
It still ticks me off though!!!